noun Hinduism.

the worship of a particular god.

Origin of puja

From the Sanskrit word pūjā
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Examples from the Web for puja

Historical Examples of puja

  • The villagers did puja that night that all might be saved from a like fate.

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers

    Maharanee Sunity Devee

  • A quarter of an hour before the evening meal every Hindu, old or young, has to perform a "puja" before the gods.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

  • A great festival in her honour, the Durga puja, is celebrated annually, lasting for ten days.

  • He is worshipped in the daily puja of the brahmins, who silently meditate upon him in this form.

    Phallic Miscellanies

    Hargrave Jennings

  • The large hall of worship formed one side of the puja mahal; on the other three sides were two-storied houses.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

British Dictionary definitions for puja




Hinduism a ritual in honour of the gods, performed either at home or in the mandir (temple)

Word Origin for puja

from Sanskrit: worship
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